The Comeback Kid's Birthday!
June 18, 2015
Ranked as the fourth best quarterback of all time by Mens Fitness (Tom Brady was second), John Albert Elway, Jr. was prolific during his time in the NFL. He set records and won rings. In 2002, he added a masonic ring to his collection! On Sunday our brother will turn 55. Let’s take a moment to look at the decorated career of our Hall of Fame brother.
 
John was born with his twin sister, Jana, on June 28, 1960 to Janet and Jack Elway. He was born in Port Angeles, Washington, but spent…

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Battle of Bannockburn is POSTPONED
June 18, 2015
The Battle of Bannockburn was originally scheduled for next Saturday, June 27. The Induction and Installation ceremonies will have to be postponed due to scheduling conflicts. John Mitchell, Venerable Master of the Knights of St. Andrew, wants to let everyone know to keep their ears to the ground for any news that develops over the coming weeks. 
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 
The Knights of St. Andrew invite all knights, interested applicants, and the…

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Cake Challenge Success!
June 12, 2015
The Membership Committee has been having a scrumptious spring so far with the Cake Collation Challenge! At the beginning of this calendar year, Membership Chairman Alfredo Canhoto challenged lodges around the area to sponsor their Master Masons to join the Valley of Boston at the Spring Reunion. For every lodge that sponsored two or more brothers, a cake would be hand delivered at a collation later in the year. With eight lodges rising to the challenge, a lot of great cake has been eaten!

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Summer in the Valley
June 09, 2015
 
With the Spring Reunion and Triennial Installation come and gone, the Valley of Boston is preparing to enter the summer months. The office will begin looking ahead to the Family Life events over the summer and beyond. As the weekly newsletter shrinks to a reduced schedule, make sure to check in on our website for details about upcoming and past events. Here's what we have on the horizon:
 
June 27: Battle of Bannockburn (Postponed)
July 11: VoB Beach Party
July 27:

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Beach Pahtay! July 11
May 31, 2015
Come on down to Nantasket Beach on Saturday, July 11 for the Valley of Boston’s Beach Party! George Hayeck and his team have done an excellent job to plan a full day of fun in the sun. Besides the awesome surf and sun, bring your family down to hang out and participate in a couple of yoga classes, kite coloring and more!
 
The Valley of Boston will have a massive tent sent up from the morning until 4:00 p.m. with lunch being served 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be a classic se…

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Canobie Lake Park! August 15
May 25, 2015
It’s been two too long years since we visited Canobie Lake Park as a valley. It’s time we make a comeback! On Saturday, August 15, the Valley of Boston will overrun the Salem, NH amusement park for the entire day and the cost is only $28 per person!
 
Canobie naturally opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes by 10:00 p.m. Aside from the already great attractions of the park, your Valley of Boston will be serving lunch from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. If you stay until the end of the day, then y…

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Upcoming Events

Teddy Bear Classic: July 27
April 23, 2015 to July 28, 2015
Details for the annual Teddy Bear Classic just hit the internet this past week! What is the Teddy Bear Classic? Why it’s only the biggest golf tournament this side of Augusta! On Monday, July 27, Brothers from all across the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction will arrive at the Sandy Burr Country Club (Wayland, MA) for a round of golf and a celebratory dinner afterwards.
 
Proceeds from this wonderful day go towards the J. Philip Berquist Children’s Dyslexia Center of Greater Boston....

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Signing Up for FEMS
April 24, 2015 to July 26, 2015
As our society continues to progress into the technology filled age, Scottish Rite is taking steps to follow the curve in a variety of ways. The fall of 2012 was met with the introduction of the new website and weekly newsletters to better inform our members about everything happening within the Valley and Scottish Rite.
 
2014 brought the Valley of Boston a new online event registration system to use for our various events. The Fraternal Event Registration System (FEMS) will...

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Upcoming Family Life Events
May 07, 2015 to December 06, 2015
 
The Family Life Committee is committed to hosting special events that you, and your family, can enjoy all across our state. With the masonic year winding down, Chairman George Hayeck wants to remind you of some grea opportunities for your family to have fun with Scottish Rite this summer (and beyond)! Be on the lookout for these upcoming events:
 
Beach Party
Saturday July 11th.   $25.00 per Family!!
Tickets go on Sale next week. (an event for...

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